OK- first, remember i am NOT a medical professional, lol.
but my experience with this is huge. i dont think the nasal spray you are using will help at all- you need a steroidal spray for your sinuses- i dont know if you have it in the states, but Rhinocort is good stuff. again, the 'nasal levage flush' pump bottle is amazing as it completely carries out all the pressurised gunk from inside your sinus cavities where it is currently blocked- leading to the pain. this may sound weird, but if you cant get the nasal flush bottle from your chemist, my dad taught me a trick as a kid that also works, although its a bit messy. get a glass of warm, salty water and 'drink' it through your nose- it will come out your mouth, dragging infected mucus with it. its like the home remedy version of the nasal flush kit. yes you will gag and choke a bit, but it helps, always do it over the sink. i take prescription painkillers as well and have found a non- steroidal nasal spray called Drixine, which instantly clears nasal pasages and lets you breathe freely, but it can only be used 3 days in a row.
Oh Gail i am so sorry- i also take benadryl which i find dries up alot of excess mucous, and if taken at night time, it will aid in sleeping also. also before you mentioned your teeth? a real bad sinus infection will pain the bones in your face, including ear, jaw and your teeth may ache something fierce, mine do, but it IS caused by the pressure/buildup and lack of drainage. maybe try an inhalation as well- it can loosen up the gunk, and as a bonus, its very relaxing.
just so no one gets the wrong idea, people i am NOT giving professional medical advice. im giving advice from my experience, which is no substitute for that of a doctor, and Gail knows that- thats why she asked me. just making it real clear that im advising from personal experience. you can never be too careful!
Let me now how you go, precious Gail, im sorry you are having to deal with this- i actually woke with a sinus migraine this morning- totally blocked up, feels like i been smacked in the face with a shovel! you are not alone. im sending you a yummy massage and chicken soup via our magic carpet- and a nasal flush bottle!
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